Hey all -
My girlfriend's mother bought the above referenced CLK55 AMG, and her
oil level light keeps going on. I took a look at the thing, and even
though it seems to be comsuming about 1/2 Qt. of oil every 700 miles,
when I fill it the oil level light keeps coming on. It has been to the
dealer several times to replace the sensor, which has been replaced in
total at least twice, as well as the spring to the float in the pan
(or so they told us). I'm going to go out on a ledge, and say that I
don't think that the sensor is the problem.
Do you guys think that 1/2 Qt. oil every 700 miles is excessive? And
do you have any opinions or ideas as to what could be causing the
light to go on when the pan is full. It has been topped up with the
speced Mobil 1 just FYI, and I had them change the oil completely out
under the theory that the oil had become fouled somehow.
Well I do not know much about the 55 engine but I have a couple of 3 liter
E-Class cars with 250K+ miles, and they use less oil than that!
Does the oil light ever go out? Does it have high and low oil level alerts?
(even though its none of my business, with a CLK55 AMG, maybe you should
make her your mother in-law :^)
I'm sorry that I didn't get a chance to respond to this earlier, but I
was drawn away from my computer unexpectedly.
Anyhoo, there is an update to this story. Apparently, the oil
consumption WAS excessive as Mercedes is replacing the engine block.
Yup, you read me right . . . the entire freaking block. I have no idea
if this involves a crate engine from AMG or a dealer rebuild, but
apparently whoever the "one guy" was who built the engine for AMG has
been taken out back and shot, pursuant to his contract with the
company involving penalty for error ;> . The girlfriend's mother is
livid and Mercedes has only told her that it's being fixed and that's
all. Other than that, they won't say anything and the dealer has
stopped taking her calls. I'm trying to figure out what he did wrong .
. . poorly honed cylinder walls, bad porting, who knows.
I thought that some folks might be interested in the story. -
Oh, I think that if the dealership could have made a case for that
they would have, however ,the compression test showed one extremely
low cylinder, and when the engine was ripped down I heard something
about a piston being incorrectly installed. I don't know how, but that
was what I overheard while trolling around the dealership. The dealer
is building a new engine and hopefully they will do a little better
job than AMG did. What a mess for everyone.
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